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Table 3 Characteristics of patients with recurrent or metastatic GC

From: Clinical characteristics of young-age onset gastric cancer in Korea

  No. (%)
No. of patients 56
Sex
 Male 24 (42.9)
 Female 32 (57.1)
Age (years)
 Median 35
 Range 22 ~ 39
Recurrence 23 (41.1)
Initial stage IV 33 (58.9)
Pathology
 Adenocarcinoma 27 (48.2)
 Signet ring cell carcinoma 27 (48.2)
 Not assessed 2 (3.6)
Recurrence or metastatic site
 Bone 13 (23.2)
 Lymphangitic lung metastasis 6 (10.7)
 Ovary 14 (25)
 Carcinomatosis peritonei 31 (55.4)
 Liver 2 (3.6)
 Lymph node 20 (35.7)
 Pericardium 2 (3.6)
 Leptomeninges 3 (5.4)
 Bone marrow 3 (5.4)
 Anastomosis site 5 (8.9)
Treatment after diagnosis or recurrence
 Chemotherapy (5-FU based) 21 (37.5)
 Intrathecal chemotherapy 1 (1.8)
 Debulking surgery 3 (5.4)
 Palliative care 2 (3.6)
 Follow-up loss 2 (3.6)